Notable apps and app updates for Oct. 16, 2017

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

iOS Apps/Updates

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has launched LupusMinder, a free app designed to help anyone with lupus track medications, daily symptoms and appointments. It was co-developed by the rheumatology, social work and digital communications departments at HSS, with significant input from people living with lupus. Additionally, the app was supported in part by the HSS Academy of Rheumatology Medical Educators.

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macOS Apps/Updates

St. Clair Software has updated App Tamer, its Mac utility for managing applications to yield more efficient CPU usage, increased battery life and quieter operation. 

The utility’s AutoStop capability automatically slows down or pauses applications when you switch away from them, and then restarts them when you click back to them. Version 2.3.3 offers a new option to speed up Time Machine backups and addresses a number of other issues.

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App Tamer runs on macOS 10.8 or higher. A demo is available for download; registration is $14.95. The version 2.3.3 update is free for users who purchased App Tamer 2.x or bought App Tamer 1.x after July 1, 2013. For those that purchased a license before that date, the upgrade is $7.95